Poem: Epitaph ~ Elinor Wylie

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Epitaph ~ Elinor Wylie For this she starred her eyes with salt And scooped her temples thin, Until her face shone pure of fault From the forehead to the chin. In coldest crucibles of pain Her shrinking flesh was fired And smoothed into a finer grain To make it more desired. Pain left her lips […]

Poem: Interlude ~ Amy Lowell

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Interlude ~ Amy Lowell When I have baked white cakes And grated green almonds to spread upon them; When I have picked the green crowns from the strawberries And piled them, cone-pointed, in a blue and yellow platter; When I have smoothed the seam of the linen I have been working; What then? To-morrow it […]

Poem: The Night Dances ~ Sylvia Plath

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The Night Dances ~ Sylvia Plath A smile fell in the grass. Irretrievable! And how will your night dances Lose themselves. In mathematics? Such pure leaps and spirals – Surely they travel The world forever, I shall not entirely Sit emptied of beauties, the gift Of your small breath, the drenched grass Smell of your […]

Poem: In Spite of Everything, the Stars ~ Edward Hirsch

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In Spite of Everything, the Stars ~ Edward Hirsch Like a stunned piano, like a bucket of fresh milk flung into the air or a dozen fists of confetti thrown hard at a bride stepping down from the altar, the stars surprise the sky. Think of dazed stones floating overhead, or an ocean of starfish […]

Poem: Today I asked my body what she needed ~ Hollie Holden

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Today I asked my body what she needed ~ Hollie Holden Today I asked my body what she needed, Which is a big deal Considering my journey of Not Really Asking That Much. I thought she might need more water. Or protein. Or greens. Or yoga. Or supplements. Or movement. But as I stood in […]

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